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  • Free Lifewise event to safeguard older people from crime

    Free Lifewise event to safeguard older people from crime

    The Post Office, Fire Service and Police along with other partners will be offering advice and support on fraud and scams to the over 65’s at this community engagement event on Tuesday August 28th from 10.15am to 2.45pm at the Lifewise Centre in Hellaby, Rotherham. Book your place early to avoid disappointment.

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  • Blue Badge to be extended to people with 'hidden disabilities'

    Blue Badge to be extended to people with 'hidden disabilities'

    In the biggest overhaul to the scheme in 40 years the government has announced that people with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge next year.

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  • Call for better information on reasonable adjustments at work

    Call for better information on reasonable adjustments at work

    Nancy Doyle, CEO of Genius Within, argues that better information on adjustments in the workplace would mean that employers can proactively offer reasonable adjustments without having to wait for problems to arise and employees can ask for what they need before they are at crisis point.

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  • Hydrocephalus Education Seminar

    Hydrocephalus Education Seminar

    Teaching professionals and members of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service are invited to a seminar on Wednesday October 17th at the Sheffield offices of Irwin Mitchell, organised by national charity Shine, about the effects of hydrocephalus on children’s learning and behaviour. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

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  • BSL Service for NHS 111 Calls

    BSL Service for NHS 111 Calls

    British Sign Language users now have their own way of making urgent medical calls to the NHS 111 service. Using the webcam on a computer or the InterpreterNow app on a tablet or smartphone you can now make a video call to a BSL interpreter. The interpreter telephones an NHS 111 adviser and relays your conversation with them.

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  • Calling All Poets

    Calling All Poets

    Burton Street in partnership with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have announced the launch of their poetry competition. If you’re an adult with a learning disability and love writing poetry you have until Sept 3rd to submit your poem about Hate Crime and/or Bullying.

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  • Universal Credit Benefit Mythbuster

    Universal Credit Benefit Mythbuster

    With the introduction of Universal Credit in Sheffield later this year , you may wish to look at a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about Universal Credit from the advice and technology charity Lasa.

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  • Government U-turn on Disability Benefit Arrears

    Government U-turn on Disability Benefit Arrears

    The Department for Work and Pensions announced on Wednesday that arrears for sick and disabled people who lost out when their benefits were transferred to Employment and Support Allowance would be backdated to the date they moved to ESA and not limited to the date of the legal tribunal ruling .

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  • Workplace Fire Safety

    Workplace Fire Safety

    Manchester Metropolitan University is undertaking research into workplace fire safety. The study aims to gather information on how deaf or disabled people feel about their safety if there is a fire at work or in education and welcomes your views in their survey.

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  • 'Rate It!' Disability Consumer Review Site Opens

    'Rate It!' Disability Consumer Review Site Opens

    Do you rate it? This new website developed in partnership with the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers, Leicestershire CIL and Enabled by Design,offers disabled people a space to share their views and reviews of products. The aim is to build a thriving community of product reviewers who can help each other to research, choose and buy the products that will work best for them.

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